||Apply for Professional Lay Ecclesial Ministerial Certification
||Provide Supporting Documentation
- Education Transcripts
- Letters of Recommendation
- Self-Assessment Instrument
||Plan Certification Path with Ministerial Advisor
||The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis reviews the application. Based on previous education and/or certification outlines coursework necessary for you to complete the certification process.
Coursework has two tracks and can be taken concurrently: Register Online
Core Theological Modules
- Catholic Theology
- Sacred Scripture
- Catholic Church
- Liturgy and Sacraments
- Catholic Moral Teaching
- Catholic Spirituality
- Program Planning
||Participate in a Retreat
||The formation component is designed to nurture each student's spiritual life and commitment to life-long ministerial development. A retreat approved by the Archdiocese of Detroit is required before the interview.
||Complete a Practicum/Internship
The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis will assist in placing students in parishes or apostolates for their required practicum. The practicum can be completed any time during the certification process.
- Students will be assigned a minimum of 40 hours of work, which includes both preparation and presentation time.
- The practicum for the ministerial certification includes preparation and teaching a 40-minute class, which will be videotaped.
||Attend an Interview to Confirm your Comprehension and Completion of Requirements
||Three members interview the applicant to review their application forms, modules attended, practicum work and overall requirements for content and compliance.